If you would like to see how different countries approach being environmentally friendly, why not add these top 5 eco-friendly destinations to your bucket list? Some of their practices could inspire some changes in you that you would like to bring back from your travels to bring out just a little bit more of your inner eco-warrior.


Iceland

Touted as one of the most eco-friendly countries worldwide, Iceland takes environmental friendliness to new levels. From sustainable fishing and continuing the fight against sea pollution to geothermal heat resources, there is so much we can learn from Iceland’s environmental innovations. Depending on the time of year you choose to go, you can enjoy a range of activities from whale watching to gazing at the beautiful northern lights, or simply take a long soak in a volcanic hot spring.


Finland

As the greatest rival for the top of this list, Finland is another destination to add to your eco-bucket list. Finland and its citizens work tirelessly to get as close to being as carbon neutral as they can be. Depending on the time of year you choose to travel, you can either enjoy the northern lights and skiing or take a summer stroll through the forests to look at the reindeer and abundance of flowers and other fauna.


The Netherlands

Covering the roofs of bus stops to create “bee stops” in order to help save the bees, the Netherlands is a country that has some pretty unique ways in which they combat environmental challenges. Lower your own carbon footprint by exploring this quaint country by bicycle, you can even travel in your own lane on the highway! If you go in spring, you will be gifted with one of the countries most breathtaking traditions, the tulip festival! With a little bit of research, you can plan an entirely environmentally friendly holiday to Amsterdam.p>


New Zealand

New Zealand is trailblazing the abolishment of fossil fuels, hoping to achieve this within the next 4 years! New Zealand is a trendsetter when it comes to eco-friendly tourism. They invite you to come stay in their eco-lodges and enjoy anything from whale watching to relaxing on the beach. Are you a Lord of The Rings fan? You can take a tour through the landscapes of these epic films in a responsible way, having a breathtaking tour without compromising the landscape around you.

Chumbe Island, Zanzibar

This list wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate Island getaway. This little eco-gem has no shortage of environmental innovations, from solar heating to composting toilets, the list goes on. Enjoy your stay in this exclusive eco-lodge while enjoying all the perks of an island escape, from snorkelling to forest walks. Do your part to assist their reef conservation by remembering to use chemical-free sunscreen.

 

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